Just finished my first tank of gas in my newly acquired 98 and got 577 with about a gallon left in the tank. On my old 97 I never broke 500... ever!
My commute is 95% highway but I have been really impressed with the 98.
Does the 5th gear make THAT much of a difference or was my 97 under performing mileage wise?
Has anyone gotten over 600 on a single tank in any LS?
holy **** u guys get this much on one tank in a ls400? haha how do u drive. i drive in LA nd floor my 90 ls400 around nd i get about 250 mileas to a tank. when i calculated me driving like a grandpa keeping rpms down as much as i can i got 17mpg nd like 350 the tank
'98+ cars have a lot more different than just the transmission. They have more economical and powerful engines thanks to the DIS and VVTi, better aero, and continue to be lighter than the 1st generation cars by several hundred pounds.
I have heard of '98-00 LS400's getting as high as 27-28 or so mpg on sustained highway cruises at lower (55-65mph) speeds. That nudges over 600mi on a '95-00 tank.
I don't get an all highway run to test. Ours has nudged 490 miles with a low 2.1 gallons in the tank. The in town slugging kills it and these days if the drive is less than a 10 miles straight run I take the Corolla out.